Politics

 Edo Guber: Labour Party’s Ticket Not For Highest Bidder — Omorodion Warns

One of the leading contenders for office of the governor in Edo State on the platform of Labour Party, Prince Egbe Humphrey Omorodion has cautioned those relying on the inducement of delegates to get the party’s ticket to perish such thoughts, warning that they will be disappointed.

According to him, the ticket of the party is not for the highest bidder, rather to the man who is prepared, willing and ready to serve the people of the state with integrity and commitment.

Prince Omorodion in a chat with newsmen recently noted that Labour Party is a distinctive party with a unique ideology, maintaining that the party is ruled by credible ideas and not moneybags, urging that those seeking to emerge the party’s candidate ahead of the 2024 governorship election should sell their solutions to the people.

He took a swipe at some aspirants in the party whom he accused of jumping from one political party to the other, saying they lack stability to stay in one political party to pursue their ideas.

“A viral video indicates that one of them went to Labour Party headquarters in Edo and they threw sachet water at him. The truth is that he has moved party many times that people don’t even remember which political party he belongs.

“Labour Party is a different political party from the rest. What makes us different is that we are new, young and vibrant. We are not the old stock of politicians”, he noted.
While insisting that money politics had had its time, Prince Omorodion, a finance and medical professional urged the people of Edo to vote to liberate themselves from unemployment, poverty and insecurity.

“There will be surprises because in the primaries, the people are going to look for aspirants with real manifesto that is implementable.

“They will look for people who have experience, young people who can come out and actually work to improve the lives of the people”, he added.

Omorodion, a senior Obidient diasporan, philanthropist and the Chairman of Labour Party UK said he is on ground to serve his people.

“We the diasporans, it is our time to come and bring that change. We have experienced what good governance is all about and that is what will import into our country, so that our families and communities can enjoy it.”

While underlining that time has come to convert the brain drain to brain gain, the Edo Prince who has lived overseas in the past three decades said he has a network of high profile individuals and organizations that would be instrumental in transforming Edo into a global focus because of giants strides that will be recorded under him as governor.

He expressed optimism that the Edo state chapter of the party will ensure a level playing field for all aspirants.